Viking Age Greenland
Greenland was drawn into the Viking Age and settled by Norse Vikings in the late 980s CE, their presence there lasting into the 15th century CE. Despite its ice-riddled geography, the Norse managed to carve out a living for themselves in...
Mehrauli Iron Pillar
The Iron Pillar now seen at the Qutb Complex, New Delhi, India, was originally erected during the time of King Chandra and bears his inscription in Sanskrit. This king has been identified with Emperor Chandragupta II (c. 375 - 413/14 CE...
Norse Pets in the Viking Age
Pets were as important to the Norse of the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) as they were to any other culture, past or present. The Vikings kept dogs and cats as pets and both feature in Norse religious iconography and literature. The Norse also...
Iron Pillar of Delhi
The Iron Pillar in Qutub Complex, Delhi is a stellar example of advanced metallurgy technology in Gupta Period (circa 320 - 550 CE). The 7 m (23 ft) high pillar was made corrosion resistant. It bears Sanskrit - Brahmi inscriptions eulogising...
Gaya Iron Helmet
An iron helmet from the Gaya confederacy (42-532 CE), Korea. 5th-6th century CE. (National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)
Iron Peritrachelion (gorget) from Macedonian Tomb II of Vergina
Iron peritrachelion (gorget) with golden-silver decorative plate found in Macedonian Tomb II of Vergina, Imathia, Central Macedonia, Greece. The tomb is dated to between the end of the 4th century BCE and the beginning of the 3rd century...
Japanese Inlaid Iron Sword (Detail)
A detail of an inlaid iron sword. From Eta Funayama Tumulus, Nagomi-machi, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto, Japan. Kofun Period, 5th-6th century CE. National Treasure. (Tokyo National Museum).
Iron Core of Linothorax with Golden Buckles
Iron core of linothorax with golden buckles found in Macedonian Tomb II of Vergina, Imathia, Central Macedonia, Greece. The tomb is dated to between the end of the 4th century BCE and the beginning of the 3rd century BCE. Located at Archaeological...
Iron Corslet from Borno
An iron corslet from Borno in what is now Fika, Nigeria. The corslet was acquired by the British Museum in 1911, and is currently a part of the museum's collection.
Iron Thorax Armour from Epirus
Iron anatomical thorax with golden buckles found in Cist grave 1 in Prodromi, Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. The grave is dated to between the end of the 4th century BCE and the beginning of the 3rd century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa...